Government Makes Singapore Slip-Up

In a video released online on Sunday, Cambodia’s government warns citizens that the “excessive use of rights” could see the country crumble, illustrating the point with photographs of pre- and post-war Syria and Libya.

But someone on the Cambodian Human Rights Committee, which produced the video, mistook Singapore for a Libyan city prior to the country’s civil war.

“Libya before,” reads a subtitle at the bottom of a photo of Singapore’s skyline at night.

Keo Remy, the committee’s newly appointed chairman, could not be reached for comment.

Uploaded to YouTube amid a campaign to free jailed human rights officers and threats of arrest against deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha, the video carries a dark warning.

“The excessive use of rights will bring about destruction, broken families and loss of hundreds of thousands of lives.”

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